Wrapping up their debut line release, Us Versus Them has released their mid-weight Natural Order jacket in their store & online. Featuring custom artwork and lettering that required over 175,000 stitches, 2 appliquÃƒÂ©s, 3D embroidery and limited to 75 pieces, these are more akin to wearable art prints than your everyday sweatshirt. According to the site – “…this is not a 1 season hoodie. This is not something you buy, rock for a couple months and flip so you can buy another hoodie. This is something you keep for years and break out as the first leaves start to fall each autumn… I hope this piece becomes a staple in people’s wardrobes, because it wasn’t designed as a trend piece.”
Sneaker boutique, Solebox, in Berlin will be releasing the Solebox x Puma Clydes on June 16th first at the Solebox store than June 23rd worldwide. For the release, Solebox has repainted and redecorated their entire store (see video above). You can find a higher quality video here and more pictures of the shoes here.
Bobbito Garcia is inviting you to enter his Nike Air Force 1 id Contest over at Bounce Magazine. It’s all very simple, leave a short 5-7 sentence (sob) story on why you are deserving of a pair of FREE Air Force 1’s or Air Force 25’s from Manhattan’s Nike iD 255 Studio. The winner will be announced Thursday June 14th at 11 pm (8pm on the West Coast) and the trip to the iD Studio will take place on June 22nd. Go here and reply to the comment section below.
Active and seven other skateboarding footwear companies have collaborated to create a series of sneakers called the “Drop Sneakers Not Bombs” series. The skate companies including Es, DC, Emerica, Lakai, DVS, Nike SB and Vans each will launch their sneaker at all Active stores on July 7th, 2007. Here is a look (thanks to High Snobiety) at the collaboration between Active and Vans on the Half Cab. The art for this series is lead by Shepard Fairey and the proceeds will go to the Invisible Children foundation which is a foundation for kids that are forced into the military in Africa.
For the upcoming Fall 2007, Converse has teamed up with Grammy winning artist and upcoming actor Common to be the new face in Converse’s fight against AIDS in Africa. Among the first sneakers to release will be the Converse (Product) Red Weapon ($75) and the Weapon Ox ($70) at various Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports. Also slated to release are the “Combat Boot” Chuck Taylor All Star ($60), “Conscience REQUI(RED)” Chuck Taylor Ox w/ (RED) Words of Change ($47)and the Ã¢Â€ÂœConscience REQUI(RED)Ã¢Â€Â Chuck Taylor Hi ($52). The “Combat Boot” Chuck Taylor will be available for customization at Converseone.com.
Along the way other designers and celebrities will be given the opportunity to make their mark on the Converse (Product) Red, with 5%-15% of all sales going directly towards the fight against AIDS.